Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

7-Day ~ 20th Anniversary Cruise (Jan 2019)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


January 13, 2019


End Date:


January 20, 2019

20th Anniversary Cruise (Jan 2019) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

7-Night Eastern Caribbean 20th Anniversary Reunion Cruise


Craft Cruises is celebrating a big milestone and we're inviting you to join us on our 20th Anniversary Reunion Cruise! Set sail from Ft. Lauderdale on this 7-night Eastern Caribbean adventure from January 13-20, 2019 visiting the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Holland America's private island, Half Moon Cay.



Why are we calling it an anniversary reunion cruise? Not only is Craft Cruises celebrating 20 years of organizing enriching cruise vacations but we are inviting all of the Craft Cruisers who have participated over the years to join in the fun. We've come to realize its not the knitting teachers, not that they don't play an integral role in the success of our cruises, it is not the yarn shopping, not that souvenir yarn shopping isn't one of our most favorite activities, it is not the places we visit, not that the destinations, people and culture we encounter aren't extraordinary, but it's the friendships we form with other Craft Cruisers that make taking a Craft Cruise so memorable.



We've selected a hassle-free setting to celebrate and allow everyone to focus on reconnecting with each other. There won't be any distractions - just plenty of time for social-knitting, relaxing and being pampered onboard Holland America Line's newest ship, the ms Nieuw Statendam. This sailing visits the Eastern Caribbean at the best possible time, when the weather is sunny, the crowds are minimal and it's winter at home. January is the perfect time to get away and the Caribbean is a quintessential destination for relaxation. Here you'll find crystal-clear turquoise waters fringed by islands boasting lush rainforests, stunning mountains, colorful coral reefs and pristine white-sand beaches. We've designed this cruise to be relaxing, affordable and easy so we invite you to pack up your needles and join us for one big knitting cruise party!



7-Night Eastern Caribbean 20th Anniversary Reunion Cruise - Highlights


  • Make new friends and reconnect with Craft Cruisers you've met on previous trips.

  • Enjoy the scenery while knitting onboard a brand-new luxury cruise ship in the sunny Caribbean.

  • Participate in show-and-tells where Craft Cruisers are invited to share the projects they've finished using the skills they've learned or yarn they've acquired on Craft Cruise trips.

  • Enjoy fine dining onboard the brand new ms Nieuw Statendam including a redesigned Lido Market with new culinary themes; an exquisite French seafood brasserie Sel de Mer; a new farm-to-table concept dinner experience in Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; and such popular old favorites as Canaletto, Tamarind and Pinnacle Grill.

  • Nurture every aspect of your well-being with nature's most precious ingredients in the Greenhouse Spa.

  • Snorkel in Nassau's clear blue waters among schools of jewel-toned fish.

  • Explore coves once frequented by pirates or chase colorful fish in the pristine waters of St. Thomas.

  • Walk in the steps of French, English and American soldiers atop a 17th-century fortress in Puerto Rico.

  • Explore the old fort in San Juan, a World Heritage Site, where its thick outer walls and lookout points allow visitors to enjoy stunning views across San Juan Bay.

  • Take pictures of the most scenic harbor in the Caribbean, Charlotte Amalie while shopping for treasures at stores selling duty-free souvenirs ranging from exquisite jewelry to eclectic handcrafts.

  • Enjoy the perfect day at the beach at Holland America's own private island, Half Moon Cay.

  • Sip the perfect blend of rum, mango and magic on two miles of pristine white sand at Half Moon Cay.

  • Take a nature hike, go deep sea fishing or simply relax in a private cabana by the sea.